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Dress - Prue Acton, Mini, Knitted, Pink & Purple Stripes, circa 1966 Reg. No: SH 942370
- This mini dress was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L circa 1966. It has possibly been shortened, as it has a large hem stitched by hand. This example was originally worn by the donor.
It was a Prue Acton innovation to design a dress based on a rugby top. According to the donor it was a world first. The design was nspired by cutting out kindergarten squares (coloured paper) into stripes.
- Pink striped mini polo-shirt dress in knitted acrylic. Dress is long sleeved with collar and cuffs, and front buttoning bodice.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
|Dimensions:||88.00 cm (Height)|
|Tagged with:||clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s clothing, making history - prue acton, innovation design|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Prue Acton, Fashion Designer (1943- )|
|Inscriptions:||Label inside back collar: 34
Label inside side seam: 111, 112, 112
|Manufacturer:||Prue Acton Pty. Ltd. (and/or Contractors), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965-1967|
|Designer:||Ms Prue Acton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965-1967|
|User:||Ms Prue Acton, 1965 or later|